The Party elected John Hanna as Chair, Nancy Patton Mills as Vice Chair, and Lisa Rhodes as Treasurer. The three will serve in their current roles until the party’s June meeting when it will elect leadership for a full term.
“I want to thank the committee members of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party for this great honor. I have always been committed to electing Democrats, and this commitment will remain steadfast in the coming months,” Hanna said.
The party did not endorse in the Lieutenant Governor’s race, where incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack is facing five primary challengers. Stack has faced an uphill battle after Governor Wolf ordered the Inspector General to investigate allegations that Stack mistreated state troopers and staff at the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion.
Along with the endorsement votes, the party passed a comprehensive sexual assault and harassment code of conduct.
“We must do better as a Party to ensure that we live by the values that we profess. I am proud that the State Party today enacted a sexual harassment and misconduct policy that strengthens our definition of assault and harassment and outlines a clear policy and response for all state, county, and local Democratic Party activities and events,” Hanna said.
In an email to state party members ahead of the meeting, Wolf pushed for the election of the leadership and the passage of the code of conduct, staying in line with the strong position he has taken on sexual harassment allegations in the state.